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Brothers Tutti Frutti Pear Cider.
As promised, a review, on the cider :) took a little longer than expected, but what can we do :)
On the bottle it says that the drink was insprired by festival goers that would mix the different flavours of cider together into one drink.
As i said i would do, a review on Brothers Tutti Frutti Pear Cider! I finally got around to sitting down with my cider and enjoying it, as the weather was so lovely, so here is what i think of it.
Brothers' have been focusing on the festival season recently, creating unusual ciders to try out, however, Brothers' started out in that world, selling pear cider at Glastobury in 1995, they then decided to sell to shops etc later on. The family that hyave been making the cider, have been doing so for around 350 years, so although brothers to us may seem like one of the younger brands, they are by no means that baby of the bunch.
This drink is made up of pear,strawberry, lemon and toffee apple flavour ciders with passion fruit and blackberries added into the mix.
It is a green bottle with a purple label, the drink itself is actually dark purple in colour too.
As expected from the fruit motifs on the bottle label, it does have a fruity taste to it. You can pick up the lemon quite alot in the drink. Although i can't say i can really taste the toffee apple flavour in the drink. I can also taste a sweetness of strawberry in the background, but again, as with the toffee apple cider i reviewed the other day, the new flavours don't overpower the orignal flavour of pear cider, there seems to be a nice balance between flavours that Brothers' tend to do well with. Overall it is quite fresh and sharp, yet a little more sweet than normal pear cider.
Again, there seems to be this contrast in flavours, between the sweet and the sour/ sharp flavours
One way to explain the taste is that if you could imagine alcoholic Vimto, it seems to have the same combination of flavours as it. If you're a fan of vimto, and fancy a vimto with a kick i would give this a go!
However, i do feel like, it isn't anything special. If not for the label, upon drinking it it could easily be mistaken for something else, it doesnt have any distinctive flavour about it, yes it tastes sweet, and yes it is a little different, but it's not something that is exactly ground breaking, they said themselves that festival goes had done it for years. If you're looking for something new and edgy, then i wouldn't rush out and buy these drinks, although a twist has been added, it does tend to remain, rather "safe"
Brothers may have easily gone over board here with the fruity flavours, and made it into a generic neon coloured alchopop, but they haven't, it has kept its flavour, and just added a little extra into an already lovely drink. The flavour of cider isnt ruined at all by the fruit,
I think it caters for people who like more zingy and brightly coloured fruits, and encourages them to try it in a new format.
I would reccomend this drink, if only for a taste test.
Still a perfect bevvy for those summer days ( if we have any that is!)